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|The Peak Hong Kong has been the preferred residence since the British arrived in 1841. Top government officials and taipans built their mansions there to escape the stifling summer heat - it is cooler than the lower reaches of Hong Kong Island - and were ferried up and down its steep slopes in sedan chairs carried by Chinese coolies.
The governor's summer residence was built there and anyone who wished to settle in this rarified atmosphere had to gain permission from the governor of the day. Up until 1945 Texans Deshaun Watson Jersey , Chinese were forbidden to live on the Peak. These days, the area remains a fashionable place, reflected in real estate prices that are among the highest in the world.
From The Peak's various vantage points spectacular vistas take in most of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, much of the New Territories, the outlying islands Women's Benardrick McKinney Jersey , mainland China, and Macau. A trip to The Peak should be one of the first things visitors do after arriving in Hong Kong, not only for its world-famous views, but to gain a perspective of the city.
Pick a cloudless day and make two journeys, one during daylight and another in the evening to catch a memorable image of Hong Kong illuminated.
The best and most enjoyable way to reach The Peak Hong Kong is by the Peak Tram, one of Hong Kong's oldest types of transportations. This funicular railway first went into operation in 1888 and has since become a vital transportation link as well as a popular tourist attraction. The ride from the Central to the top of The Peak Tower takes approximately 7 minutes.
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The Peak Tower has souvenir shops Women's Nick Martin Jersey , restaurants, a Madame Tussaud's wax museum, and a motion simulator ride called the Peak Explorer. Impressive views can be had from the restaurants at the adjacent Peak Galleria, a shopping and restaurant complex with some outdoor seating.
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CANBERRA, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Close confidants of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday applauded an overnight speech in which Turnbull reminded disgruntled conservative colleagues of the values upon which his governing Liberal Party was founded.
Recent bickering among those in the coalition government, made up of MPs and senators from the Liberal Party and the Nationals Party, has stolen the headlines down under in recent weeks, with conservatives voicing concern that the government's direction was out of touch with traditionally conservative values.
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Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg also approved of Turnbull's message, describing the speech as a "powerful" one which would serve to remind Liberal Party members of the party's founding values.
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Meanwhile, former Liberal Premier of New South Wales, Nick Greiner compounded the criticism of former PM Abbott in saying that Abbott's "five point plan" to win the next federal election, which included plans to reform the Senate to make it easier for the governing party to pass legislation, was "never going to happen."
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Despite the support for Turnbull's speech, some in Canberra were unhappy with Turnbull's selective quoting of Menzies.
Former Liberal Party Senator Cory Bernardi, who defected to form his own Australian Conservatives party earlier this year, said Turnbull's speech only "confirmed why regular Aussies need to join the (conservative movement)."
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